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Marine Research Project B - MARS5508

Year - 2018

This unit enables students who have completed earlier coursework to design and undertake a research project related to a marine science and/or management topic under the supervision of an appropriate member of staff. The unit is suitable for students who wish to learn how to undertake and complete an original research project, as well as students from industry and government organizations who wish to undertake a project that relates to their professional environment. The research topic should be arranged between the student and supervisor and must have a coastal or marine science and/or management focus. Potential topics range from modelling coastal impacts of predicted sea level rise, equilibrium shoreline profiles and reef microborer responses to environmental variables. The project topic may involve a field or lab component, or may be entirely literature-based. The project question and research design must be structured to be completed within one fulltime semester or two part-time semesters of study, including the literature review, field work, data analysis and report writing. MARS5505 and MARS5506 do not involve formal contact hours but students are required to work on the project in a continuous manner for the entire duration of the semester in which they are enrolled.

Classes
Supervised research

Assessment
Research Proposal (10%), research seminar (10%), thesis (80%)

Additional information
Students taking MARS5507 must take MARS5508

Pre-requisites

24 credit points of Marine Science and Management core units with a 75% average or above

Prohibitions

MARS5005

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Geosciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 12.0
EFTSL: 0.25
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Science

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Geosciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 12.0
EFTSL: 0.25
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Eleanor Bruce
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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